Design made in Romania! The Guest Country of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2017 was Romania. Alongside the key themes, the regional focus is reflected particularly in the presence of many Romanian designers, who were represented in very diverse ways across the board of all festival formats. A welcome situation, which also links up with current developments in and around the urban centers of Romania. The Romanian Design Week was held for the fifth time already in 2017 and attracts designers from all over the country. And international networking is being boosted as well, as seen in the example of the Romanian Cultural Institute Vienna. At the same time, young designers are working to support the special features of Romanian design. During a panel discussion moderated by Julia Hürner (VIENNA DESIGN WEEK), Irina Cornisteanu (Director, Romanian Cultural Institute Vienna), Ovidiu Hrin (Curator and graphic designer, Synopsis Media), Maria Neneciu (Romanian Design Week) and Alexandra Trofin (Stadtarbeit project TISCHLEIN DECK DICH) gave their views of the flourishing Romanian design scene.